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Immerse yourself in the ultimate gorilla trekking experience across Rwanda and Uganda.

One of the most picturesque and green places in Africa, the valleys of Rwanda are an enchanting place. Seeing the gorillas in the tiny areas that we, as humans, have left them is a privilege that not many people get to experience in their lifetime. It is also one of the most important things you can do as a responsible tourist.

Byron Thomas
Travel Designer

There is nothing more magical, nor more privileged in terms of African wildlife experiences than a gorilla trekking and safari tour. If contemplating a grand tour of Africa, then coming upon these gently grazing giants in their natural, jungle domain, would be an unmissable highlight.

One of the last remaining homes for the rare mountain gorilla is the Virunga Mountains that span the northern border of Rwanda, the eastern boundary of the Congo and south-western side of Uganda.

The best places to hike in search for these heavily protected species is Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Both in the Bwindi Forest and Volcanoes National Park, there are ten habituated gorilla families, with a maximum of eight visitors permits per day.

Each family has undergone a very delicate process over the years that gradually makes them accustom to humans, but are no means tame. The strict limitation on permits means they are not to interfered with too much and why you also need to book your place a year or two in advance. For a truly intrepid (and often private) experience of mountain gorillas, venture into the DRC and Virunga National Park. We would also recommend at least three nights in your lodge or camp in or near the national park.

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